Rising Crime In KK Calls For More Surveillance

Samuel Wong (2nd right) and Maxi Loo (right) visited the victims.

KOTA KINABALU : Another burglary case reported at a condominium in Jalan Penempatan, Luyang recently is a matter of grave concern said Warisan Kota Kinabalu Information Chief, Samuel Wong.

“House breaking cases are rising. The police must step up surveillance patrols especially around Luyang and other areas in Kota Kinabalu.

“The road leading to Jalan Penempatan where the crime took place is dark and dangerous without proper street lights.

“There is also a landslide left unattended behind the condominium,” Samuel said in a statement released here today.

In this context, Warisan urged the relevant authorities to install streetlights along Jalan Penempatan and also address the landslide.

Today, Samuel together with Warisan National Vice Youth Chief Maxi Loo and Warisan Penampang Youth Chief Ridhwan Razak visited the crime victims.

“It was scary! CCTV footage showed 3 burglars carrying machete and knife, broke into the house. They even went into the master bedroom to steal when both parents and 2 small kids were sleeping. This is very alarming!.

“It now appears that thieves are getting bolder. They will do extreme things to steal. We need to be more vigilant now, our lives can be at stake!

“If condominiums can be broken into nowadays, what more a landed house? Home security system is a priority in every house, including condominiums,” he asserted.

Samuel, who is also Warisan Luyang Chinese Coordinator believes the rising crime rates correlates with the bad economic situation in KK as well as in Sabah.

“The rise in crime rate is triggered by bad economy, it’s a chain reaction.”

“Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) government must address this alarming issue with sense of urgency.

“GRS must take proactive and immediate measures to address our poor economy. For now, GRS is only proactive in their election roadshows around Sabah,” Samuel said.

He pointed out that many businesses have yet to recover and some have close down for good after being badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for more than two years.

“This has contributed to rising unemployment. With escalating prices of necessity good, many cannot even afford to buy basic necessities such as food,” he lamented.